May 13, 2019

David Rowe

Author National Philanthropic Trust

David Rowe spent 5 years in the British Army before leaving to work in finance. He spent 16 years at Schroders where he initially worked as a fund manager before concentrating on the charity market. After Schroders, he spent 17 years at UBS where he had responsibility for many different businesses including philanthropy and charities. During his time at UBS he created the UBS UK Donor-Advised Foundation, which is now the second largest DAF in the UK. Other locations in UBS are now replicating the UK philanthropy model.


Mr. Rowe holds a degree in Economics from Exeter University. He is the Treasurer of SSAFA ‘the Armed Forces Charity’ and a non-executive director of the Army Sports Control Board. He is a Visiting Fellow in Charity Investments at the Cass Business School, Centre for Charity Effectiveness. Mr. Rowe has been married for nearly 30 years and has a daughter and son. Amongst his interests are golf and gardening during the daytime and bridge in the evening.